After a completely sold-out series of 25th Anniversary events around North and South America in 2019, Germany’s iconic Time Warp festival returns to its spiritual home, Mannheim for its 26th year, with19 hours of music spread across seven floors kicking off on 4th April and featuring both red hot young talents and returning icons such as Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Solomun, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Dax J, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, DJ Koze, The Black Madonna, Sven Väth, Kobosil, KiNK LIVE, Luigi Madonna, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Paula Temple and dozens more.
For over a quarter-of-a-century, Time Warphas been synonymous with impressive line-ups and immersive production and floor designs that push technological boundaries. Says Cosmopop’s Robin Ebinger, “After our shows in São Paulo and New York City, we are very much looking forward to coming back to our home base in Mannheim on April 4th to kick off the next 25 years of Time Warp.”
“Our most recent addition to the Time Warp lineup (which debuted last year) is Floor 7, which will be back and better than ever in 2020. With help from returning partners Rockstar Games, Floor 7 will deliver a cutting edge lineup and an all new sensory experience combining design, sounds and visual technology.”
Artists had plenty to say after last year’s 25th anniversary, such as Adam Beyer– “Time Warp was amazing as ever. Congratulations on 25 spectacular years, can’t wait for the next 25!”
Time Warp 2020 reads as a list of the biggest and most influential names in house techno, from game changing pioneers to contemporary talents. All shades of techno are covered, from dark and driving to more ethereal and spaced out, with special live shows from Bulgarian wizard KiNK, synth maestro Mathew Jonson, Filth on Acid boss Reinier Zonneveld, and a DJ set from hard techno pair SHDW & Obscure Shape.
Next to those live shows, headlining DJs include Cocoon boss Sven Väth, Paradise man Jamie Jones, Drumcode’s Adam Beyer, Music On’s Marco Carola, Mosaic’s Maceo Plex and Second State pair, Pan-Pot. There’s also widescreen sounds from The Black Madonna, acid from Nina Kraviz, minimal from Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos, blistering grooves from Berghain resident Kobosil, Charlotte de Witte, Paula Temple, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Detroit styles from Seth Troxler and high energy house from The Martinez Brothers, Solomun, Dixon, Gerd Janson, Loco Dice and an always-worth-catching, elegant selection from Time Warp regular, Laurent Garnier.